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215: Peter Winick—Can A Thought Leader Help You Think Better?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 29, 2020 8:48:58 AM

Learn how to think better, think smarter

I had really not paid attention to a category of professionals called “Thought Leaders.” But when Peter Winick reached out to me about growing my business as a “thought leader,” I was curious. Who were these folks and what did they do? I invited him onto our podcast to share his purpose and to educate us on the power and potential of thought leaders to help us, each of us, “think better.” Now I am a devoted member of Peter’s Thought Leaders Thinking Group and enjoy every minute of our weekly hour together with him and his business partner Bill Sherman, along with several dozen very thoughtful leaders. Would you also like to learn how to think better? Listen in!

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Topics: business model innovation, business leadership

204: David Rendall—The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 1, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to embrace your flaws to achieve success

This was an unexpectedly powerful interview. David Rendall has literally turned lemons into lemonade. As he shares with us, growing up he had a hard time fitting into the norms which his teachers and parents expected of him. He moved around too much, talked too much, and found himself always a little on the outside of what others thought was “normal.” Then he had an epiphany. He realized that what he had was a gift for turning the things that others did not want him to do into things they loved watching him do. He took his weaknesses and turned them into strengths. In this podcast, he teaches us how to do the same. Incredible lessons here! Listen in.

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Topics: behavior change, emotional intelligence, business model innovation

193: David Avrin—It’s Going to Get Worse, So You Better Get Better

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 23, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to adapt to today's massively disruptive changes

Whether you're ready for it or not, the epic disruption to the global economy is going to change everything you once thought was “the way we do things.” Now you are facing a totally new, uncertain future. What to do? Listen in to my conversation with David Avrin. David is an expert on the customer experience, and he and I will be talking about how that entire experience is undergoing a dramatic change. Who will be your customer tomorrow?, as I often ask at the beginning of my workshops. Now you will be asking the same question yourself. Listen and learn.

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Topics: business change management, business model innovation, business innovation

189: Dan Pipitone—Is Your Broker-Dealer Really There For You In These Volatile Times?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 9, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how your broker-dealer should be responding to you

“It’s important to be an informed consumer. We are in unprecedented times due to pandemic concerns, geopolitical tensions and our own presidential election. You should become familiar with how your broker-dealer handles customer service to prevent problems and make sure your trades are executed smoothly,” says Dan Pipitone, co-founder and owner of TradeZero America. We interviewed Dan so we could help you, our listeners, think clearly about your own relationship with your broker-dealer during the ups and downs of today's stock market. Crucial listening!

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Topics: business model innovation, business leadership

188: Laurel Farrer—Welcome To The Future Of Work

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 6, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how today's remote workforce is the new reality

Today, Laurel Farrer is our guest to talk about how to build a remote workforce that works, which is great timing. I have recently been working with clients with remote workforces. I have also been watching the changing world of work. All around the globe, we are moving from managing hands to managing minds, empowering our workforce and enabling them to work anywhere, anytime, as long as they get the work done. For some companies, this means management tools to ensure that employees are productive and well-informed about their obligations to get the work done. For others, remote work is seen as a “perk,” with flexibility not something that is measured or managed. This is the way the world is moving so we should all listen and learn.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, freelancing, business model innovation

138: Jack Knocke—The Internet Of Things Is The Future of Things

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 17, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Jack Knock explains how IoT is changing business and our lives!

As you know, at SAMC we are very interested in exploring how new technologies are transforming businesses, higher ed, non-profits...everything. In this podcast, Jack Knocke and I talk about the Internet of Things. What is this IoT, anyway? Why should we be paying attention to how it's affecting industry, supply chains, the way we live? Can it help us streamline what we are doing now? Will the data that it's capturing offer us fresh insights into our business models and how they can become better, smarter? Lots of great questions. This is a wonderful session that you should dig in and listen to. The future's coming fast—listening to Jack is a great way to get ready.

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Topics: business model innovation, technological innovation, technology

128: Stefan Pryor—How The Power of a New Story Transformed Rhode Island

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Stefan Pryor describes how Rhode Island became a leading state for business!

You may not have noticed but Rhode Island is on a roll. In just three years, America's smallest state has moved up 10 spots in Chief Executive Magazine’s 2018 “Best and Worst States for Business,” the most dramatic climb of any of the 50 states. Why and how is what today's podcast is all about. I have the honor of interviewing Secretary of Commerce for Rhode Island, Stefan Pryor, and our conversation is as relevant for our SAMC higher education clients as it is for businesses that need to reinvigorate their growth in fast-changing times. It's a podcast we hope you share with leaders of other states, counties and municipalities seeking to transform their local economies. And perhaps you will get some great insights for your own business, too.

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Topics: business growth strategies, business model innovation

127: Jennifer Dawn—Finding Your Way In Business and Life

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 1, 2019 6:00:00 AM

  Jennifer Dawn helps you find your calling and your purpose!

We present Jennifer Dawn to you because of how her clients brag about her: “Jennifer helped me to rock out my first Tame Your Mind Event with stellar results. She guided me through the process of creating a rock-solid marketing plan, tapping into my local media, and meeting my sales goals each week which produced a SOLD OUT event...the experience was PHENOMENAL!” Perhaps she has some magic we want to share with our listeners too. Listen and hear the joy! 

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, business model innovation

113: Ram Iyer—Overcoming The "Silent Killers of Success"

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 7, 2019 6:00:00 AM

    Listen now as Ram Iyer explains how business success requires “business thinking”!  

Ram Iyer is the Founder and CEO of the Business Thinking Institute which focuses on helping people of all stripes become more successful in business: owners, entrepreneurs, executives, freelancers, employees and techies like himself. In this podcast, we dig into how people see what they want to see and not what is really happening all around them. Ram's main message is that what matters is how people develop “business thinking.” Want to succeed? Take a listen!

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Topics: business model innovation, business innovation

110: Christophe Morin—Capture, Convince And Close More Customer Sales

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 3, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Christophe Morin explains how to target the decision-making part of your customer’s brain!  

I am reading Christophe Morin’s new book, "The Persuasion Code," and you should as well. In it, Christophe and his partner, Patrick Renvoisé, share their research on why we buy and how you can influence others to do the same. Their company, SalesBrainis the first neuromarketing agency with a scientific persuasion model, grounded in research from the neurosciences about how the brain works. This model helps you capture, convince and close more sales by targeting the decision-making part of your customer’s brain. Fascinating stuff—don't miss this podcast!

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Topics: business model innovation, business innovation

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